Prolonged alcohol binge prior to Lynette Daley's death

Hushed Coffs Harbour courtroom heard Lynette Daley had a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.303 at the time of her death on January 27, 2011.

Traffic to switch onto new Pacific Highway lanes

All contracts for the Woolgoolga to Ballina bypass have been awarded and will provide plenty of jobs.

What changes to expect on Pacific Hwy between Grafton and Corindi

Sold On living on the Coffs Coast

Sold On Coffs Coast.

Your complete guide to a year in real estate on the Coffs Coast

Ashes profile - Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell of Australia batting during the ICC Women's World Cup semi-final against India. Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Aussie batter Alex Blackwell tells us about herself.

Ibrahim's bodyguard turns himself in over Coffs extortion

Neil Cummins is one of eight 'wanted' people found so far.

Cummins is one of eight 'wanted' people found so far.

Our turtles picked off on the foreshores

What happened to the little critters?

Coffs a target of Australian Border Force raids

Australian Border Force officers at a Coffs Harbour business earlier this year.

More than 110 illegal workers were found in NSW and ACT

Coffs own Aladdin's cave to open for auction

Archie and Julie Mann open their warehouse of antiques for an auction.

Are you after something unique and rare?

Three women wanted over alleged theft

Police are seeking assistance from the public to help identify these three females.

Do you know the three pictured females?

Icon to go under the hammer

ON THE MARKET: Federation House will be auctioned next month.

COFFS Harbour's highest profile office building listed for sale.

Exceed your customers' expectations

Research shows repeat clientele is crucial in small business.

Businesses with repeat customers generate 50% more revenue

Amendment backs small businesses and farms: Hartsuyker

Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker.

Misuse of Market Power Bill passed in bid to help small business.

Internet blame game

NATIONAL INTEREST: Broadband expert Paul Budde checks the connectivity on top of a mountain at Bucketty .

The real reason your NBN is slow

Should we bin the big bucks?

TAKE NOTE: UBS analyst Jonathan Mott says removing large-denomination banknotes would be good for the economy and the banks.

Analyst claims it's time to phase out large banknotes

Range of services for all vehicles

Bob's 4WD a business based on repeat business

Regular investing to minimise risk

BALANCE BUILDING: Regular investing helps minimise risks but watch for some pitfalls.

Putting regular amounts aside minimises financial risk

Wiggins Island payment fight continues

A stacker in use at the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal.

Battle over payments related to delays, disruptions at WICET

Aurizon fee fight back in court

Aurizon Network is being sued by a number of mining companies over fees for their use of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal rail links at Gladstone.

Multiple mining companies battle rail provider over fees

CRUSHING BLOW: 'Dreadful outcome' from cane crush

TOUGH SEASON: Canegrowers Maryborough manager Cameron Waterson said this year's crop can't recover, with about 600,000 tonnes expected from the rush season.

An estimated 600,000 tonnes will be crushed.

Cheap carrot, potato gain is pain for Lockyer farmers

WINTER VEG: Lockyer Valley Growers Association president Michael Sippel says farmers are feeling the early heat.

Summer has come early and winter veggies are going cheap

How Coast woman's simple idea became a cookbook empire

Kim McCosker with one of her 30 cookbooks, The Easiest Slow Cooker Book Ever.

Sense of creativity more important than business degree

Shark Tank: Extreme diet business slammed

Be Fit Food co-founder Kate Save on Shark Tank. Source:Supplied

Ultra-low calorie meals concern rival dietitian

LETTER: Constitution needs to be brought up to date

UNLESS Adam and Eve came from Lightning Ridge, then all of us living in Australia have ancestors from somewhere else.

Large lured sharks are lurking off our beaches

A shark can be seen in the lower right corner, paling in comparison to the size of the whale and its calf.

What's got the Coffs Coast talking?

Drum lines are an archaic solution to shark control

Shark nets v drumlines

What's got the Coffs Coast talking?

Have you seen strange lights in the sky?

Reader reports strange lights over Utungun.

What's got the Coffs Coast talking?

Forget the facade in Tuscany

The search for the best outdoor cafes in Italy unearths a foodie's dream.

Cafe visit turns into a feast for the senses

Mindless horror: What really drove Barcelona attack

Driss Oukabir, 28, was named by police as having rented the van used in the attack. He was the first to be arrested.

The Barcelona attack notable for its both tragedy and idiocy

PAUL MURRAY: Leave Australia Day alone

Let's leave Australia Day alone, says Paul Murray

What’s the point in endlessly trying to atone for them?

Double fatal P-plater to face sentencing

A P-PLATER whose high performance sports car ploughed into an embankment, killing two, is likely to face jail when he is sentenced next month.

Daughter of murdered woman calls for Royal Commission

Marie Darragh and her daughter Charli Darragh at St Andrews nursing home in Ballina.

Group call for Royal Commission into aged care

Road rage driver rams P-Plater for hogging lane

The Landcruiser swerves into the other vehicle. Picture: Dash Cam Owners Australia

The incident is the latest in a spate of sickening road rage incidents

He's 93, has dementia and makes love with a sex worker

People with dementia can experience massive changes in their libidos.

Meet the escort who helps men with dementia enjoy sex

Woman hit by car in Coffs Harbour city centre

PEDESTRIAN HIT: NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a woman hit by a vehicle on West High St, Coffs Harbour.

Woman treated for shock after being hit by car in Coffs

MILLIONAIRE FOUND: Musician sings for joy

Lismore musician was the only winner of the $1m from Monday and Wednesday night's Lotto draw.

A Lismore musician is the recipient of $1 million

Forgotten flood victims are still struggling

IN LIMBO: Jeremy Marsh with his son Cooper at their temporary accommodation in Goonellabah since the flood.

'Everything's up in the air and I just live day by day at the moment'

Predator tried to rape his granddaughter, molested her sister

COURT: A Gympie man, 82, has been jailed for sex crimes against his granddaughters

Man jailed for sex crimes against three granddaughters

Girlfriend speaks out over $350K inheritance

Daniel Leverton's girlfriend has spoken out about his estateSource:Facebook

Daniel Leverton's de facto partner has broken her silence

Joyce and Canavan are dual citizens

Government admits Barnaby Joyce and Matt Canavan were dual citizens

Coles receipts reveal massive price increase

Coles has jacked up its home brand butter.Source:Facebook

Coles hikes butter price by 22 per cent due to cost increases

Samsung launches answer to Apple's Siri

Bixby voice capabilities have been added to Samsung phones

Samsung announces Bixby’s voice capabilities have been expanded

Family's heart-stopping chance encounter with long-lost dad

Missing man Russell Jenkins, who was last seen 10 years ago. Picture: Victoria Police

Long-lost father is ‘found’ more than a decade after he vanished

Bar owner fears fine over prince saga

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark at Hamilton Island on Saturday, left, and right, Prince Frederik in full royal regalia

Queensland ID scanning laws turn away Danish Crown Prince Frederik

Woman blows nan's life savings

Speirs admitted using the cash to go on a shopping binge. Picture: Supplied

Fraudster blows gran’s life savings on a hot tub and sex toy

A least one dead after car slams into bus stop in France

At least one killed when a car crashed into bus stop in Marseille. Picture: Twitter

French authorities have confirmed at least one person is dead

North Korea singles out Australia

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.

North Korea warns Australia has committed a ‘suicidal act’

Cop enjoys well earned cuppa after croc capture

Constable Samuel Hyson from Gunbalanya Police caught a crocodile in the street after a call from a concerned shop owner. Picture: NT Police

Local shopkeeper warned of crocodile in the street.

Nude blogger takes on Instagram over 'sexuality'

The Nude Blogger has been booted off Instagram

“Instagram just couldn’t differentiate my non-sexual nudity"

Major airline adds new direct flights for Sunshine Coast

PACK YOUR BAGS: Fresh flights are on offer over the festive season for the Sunshine Coast.

Airline delivers Christmas gift with new direct Coast flights

Cheers! Taking lychee booze from Tiaro to the world

Lychee Hill Estate's John Pool is looking to export his unique lychee-based liqueurs and wines into China.

How one fruit farm is looking to China to make their mark

Your restaurant is 'hell in a shell': girl, 12, writes

This kid not did hold back. Picture: InstagramSource:Instagram

Young critic says the food tasted like “camp shop s**t”.

Couple warn others after odd dog encounter

A couple is warning fellow residents to take extra care when walking their dogs following their abnormal encounter with a group of bull mastiffs.

Couple warns fellow residents to take care when walking their dogs.

MOVIE REVIEW: Tom Cruise flying high again in drug drama

FILM STAR delivers his best performance in some time in director Doug Liman's American Made.

Three things to do this week

Offshore Superboat Championships held in Coffs Harbour. Photo: Leigh Jensen / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Haven't made plans yet here's some inspiration

The Project will now be on six nights a week

The Project presenters Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar.

The Project is expanding with a Sunday night edition and a new host.

Margot Robbie is unrecognisable in London

Margot, is that really you?

MARGOT Robbie looks completely unrecognisable as Queen Elizabeth I.

Game of Thrones: Season 7 finale predictions

Emilia Clarke in a scene from season 7 of Game of Thrones.

JON and Daenerys finally met. But what happens next?

Painting a brighter future for koalas

WORTH SAVING: The Queensland Koala Crusaders' Community Crowdfunding Campaign aims to raise $30,000 towards the cost of planting 10,000 trees for koalas.

Queensland Koala Crusaders have launched a crowdfunding campaign